Summer 2018 now on sale
D’Ana Lombard as Mimì and Yongzhao Yu as Rodolfo in La bohème, 2016
May 09, 2017

Wolf Trap Opera: Tomorrow’s Singers Today

Great artists don’t just happen overnight. Every person you see on the Filene Center stage worked for years to get there. Rock bands “pay their dues,” racking up untold hours of practice and playing strings of tiny clubs on their way up. In the world of opera, it’s called “getting an education,” which goes way past college. For any student dreaming of earning a place...

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Teaching Artist Laura Schandelmeier shares Wolf Trap techniques 
with Ms. Kumar and her class.
May 09, 2017

Wolf Trap Teaching Artists: Bringing the Arts Into the Classroom

Some songs stay with you all your life. They may be simple, but they are unforgettable. Paige Hernandez starts singing one she learned more than 30 years ago, when she was a 4-year-old in a Baltimore Head Start classroom: “Friends, friends, 1, 2, 3 All my friends are here with me…” It’s a catchy tune, designed to put children at ease and get them in...

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What’s New at Wolf Trap
May 08, 2017

What’s New at Wolf Trap

There’s always something new at Wolf Trap Wolf Trap offers patrons a plethora of experiences and performances each and every summer. You can take your pick from classical concerts, rock, dance, theater, and more. Enjoy picnics, hikes, and pre-performance discussions. Get up close to the artists in the Pavilion or stretch out on the lawn — the Wolf Trap experience is what you make it!...

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Wolf Trap Opera: The Next Big Thing Is Small
Apr 19, 2017

Wolf Trap Opera: The Next Big Thing Is Small

When Wolf Trap Opera’s Kim Witman appeared recently on an episode of the Opera Box Score podcast, she was asked to gaze into her crystal ball and envision the future of opera. “The next big thing is small,” she said. “We’re beginning to see opera companies with very large venues, who do a lot of grand opera, begin to create spin-off operations in smaller venues,...

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How To Guarantee Your Wolf Trap Tickets
Mar 15, 2017

How To Guarantee Your Wolf Trap Tickets

As soon as summer shows are announced, tens of thousands of fans line up for tickets to see their favorite artists. But, every year, we hear from fans who are disappointed that their favorite show is sold out, or confused because a show they thought was sold out is being touted online in ads. The PROBLEM: Scalpers and third-party resellers whose sole motivation is to...

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March 19, 2016, On Sale, S1
Mar 14, 2017

Live and In-Person

The Filene Center Box Office officially opens for summer on Saturday, March 18 at 10 am. Why should you make the trip to the Box Office this weekend? It’s all about the experience! Fans come from miles around to line up and score the best possible seats for their favorite shows. The day kicks off at 10am, when Bernie (Wolf Trap’s Director of Ticket Services) opens the...

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10 Ways to Prep for Summer 2017
Mar 06, 2017

10 Ways to Prep for Summer 2017

With the first set of Summer 2017 shows on sale to the public on Saturday, March 18, here are some tips and tricks to help make sure you see all the shows you want this summer! Save Those Dates: Now is the time to start coordinating calendars so that you’re in town and available for those must-see shows. Get your friends together and block off...

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The Second City: Comedic Launching Pad
Mar 06, 2017

The Second City: Comedic Launching Pad

Chicago’s legendary improv troupe, The Second City, has been a breeding ground for rising talent since it opened its doors in 1959. Today, with 11 full-time touring ensembles and two theatres in Chicago and Toronto, Second City brings laughs to fans all over the country. With Second City coming to Wolf Trap later this month, we wanted to take a look at a few of...

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Wolf Trap = Matchmaker
Feb 09, 2017

Wolf Trap = Matchmaker

Music isn’t the only thing in the air at Wolf Trap! Quite a large number of members, staff, and patrons have found love here. Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite stories: Ann Stewart, Wolf Trap Patron I was flying out from Seattle with my best friend and staying at a relative’s house. He decided that we should be a four-some at Wolf Trap and...

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Destination Wolf Trap: Western Africa
Feb 09, 2017

Destination Wolf Trap: Western Africa

With an evening at The Barns, there’s no need to cross continents or state lines. Your destination for great music, near and far, arrives all in one place. This season, follow Wolf Trap on a musical journey to many corners of the globe and find exotic treasures originating here in the DC area. View Schedule. Location: Western Africa Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal For fans of:...

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Sharing Stories of Learning Through the Arts
Feb 06, 2017

Sharing Stories of Learning Through the Arts

At Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, we hear every day about the ways our Teaching Artists are making a difference in the lives of the children and teachers they serve. We’ve heard countless stories – like using the classic tale The Three Little Pigs to help children acquire and practice language skills and learn engineering concepts by playing the parts of...

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Love Me, Love Me Not
Feb 06, 2017

Love Me, Love Me Not

Valentine’s Day is one of the more controversial dates on the holiday calendar, evoking blissful anticipation and gut-wrenching dread in equal measure. The artists coming to The Barns at Wolf Trap over the next couple of weeks have music for every mood, from jubilation to heartbreak. Eric Paslay (February 10): The country crooner knows it’s not your fault if she doesn’t quite trust you. It’s his....

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